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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 22

    An Approach to Ameliorating Press-IC Tensions Over Classified Information

    An Approach to Ameliorating Press-IC Tensions Over Classified Information
    I’ve been thinking about the exchange over the past couple of weeks—much of which took place on Lawfare—between the New York Times and the intelligence community over the naming of CIA undercover officers in a…
  • May 22

    Al-Warafi’s “End of War” Reply Brief

    Al-Warafi’s “End of War” Reply Brief
    The Guantanamo detainee, as readers likely know, argued in a February motion that the end of the United States’ war in Afghanistan, as recognized by President Obama, requires his release from Guantanamo. On Wednesday, Al-Warafi filed…
  • May 22

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    ISIS has overwhelmed Syrian government forces defending the town of Palmyra, home to roughly 50,000 people and one of the ancient world’s most magnificent archaeological sites. The victory means that ISIS now controls more than 50…
Rank this Week: 75

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • May 22

    What does "structural change" mean?

    What does "structural change" mean?
    For several years we've been discussing whether the legal profession is undergoing structural change. But what do we mean by that phrase? For me, the key issue is whether the profession will continue to earn supra-competitive profits. As one…
  • May 21

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"

    "Lawyers circling lawyers in frenzied Facebook ownership flap"
    Story at ArsTechnica. Excerpt: A New York state judge earlier this month decided that as many as nine lawyers from various high-profile law firms who represented Ceglia must defend Zuckerberg's lawsuit. That decision came weeks before a…
  • May 20

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service

    Judges May “Encourage” Pro Bono Legal Service
    [This post is from Ray McKoski.] Today, the ABA issued Formal Opinion 470 advising that a judge may author a letter encouraging lawyers to participate in pro bono legal service programs. While the casual observer might not see an issue...
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 22

    The Republican war on public higher education...

    The Republican war on public higher education...
    ...and what it means for students. (Thanks to Phil Gasper for the pointer.)
  • May 22

    Is attrition from a graduate program necessarily a bad thing?

    Is attrition from a graduate program necessarily a bad thing?
    A senior philosopher at another top program (not Michigan) e-mailed an interesting question about attrition; she writes: [Y]our most recent post raises a question that might be worth discussing, namely whether all grad school attrition is a…
  • May 21

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?

    Is the doctoral thesis obsolete?
    Interesting item from the UK, with a particular focus on the dissertation options at Oxford Philosophy. (Thanks to Mark van Atten for the pointer.)
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Texas Coastal Law Society

Texas Coastal Law Society

From the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas.

http://texascoastallaw.blogspot.com/
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